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Google Coach: Google's new health system for Wear OS revealed in leak
Google Coach: Google's new health system for Wear OS revealed in leak By Rik Henderson

Google is planning a major overhaul in the way it helps you track health and wellbeing on smartwatches and Android phones.A new service, potentially called Google Coach, is in the planning stage and Android Police has received a whole stack of details... Read more

WhatsApp backups to be free and unlimited on Android, not so iPhone
WhatsApp backups to be free and unlimited on Android, not so iPhone By Rik Henderson

Thanks to a deal with Google, WhatsApp backups to Google Drive will be free and unlimited from 12 November 2018.That means, if you use an Android handset and want to backup your entire chat history to a Google Drive account, they will no longer take up... Read more

Android 9 Pie: Release date, features, and everything you need to know
Android 9 Pie: Release date, features, and everything you need to know By Dan Grabham

Google's Android Oreo operating system has been a faithful servant, but now Android 9 Pie is here.That's right. Google has announced the official name for Android P. The company first detailed Android P and its headlining features - such as a "Digital... Read more

How does Google Drive work and how much are Google One plans?
How does Google Drive work and how much are Google One plans? By Maggie Tillman

Google has reduced the cost of Google Drive and is promising to add some really neat features to the online storage service.Drive has been around for years now but has changed relatively little since launch; it lets you upload files, create files, share... Read more

Vodafone free roaming now in 29 more countries
Vodafone free roaming now in 29 more countries By Dan Grabham

If you sign up for a Red Entertainment Vodafone plan, you'll also get free roaming to 29 more destinations than previously including the USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia - 77 destinations in all. New and upgrading Red Entertainment signer-uppers... Read more

How to install Fortnite on Android
How to install Fortnite on Android By Cam Bunton

Fortnite has finally made its long-awaited appearance on Android. Sadly, however, it's not a straightforward case of downloading the app from the Google Play Store on absolutely every Android phone available. It's currently in beta, has a waiting list,... Read more

How to stop Google from tracking you on the web
How to stop Google from tracking you on the web By Maggie Tillman

Google is apparently very sneaky.If you turn off Google’s Location History option (see how, from here), you probably assume the places you go are no longer stored, or that Google is no longer tracking your movements. Wrong. Google still collects location... Read more

Awesome Amazon reviews that are bound to amuse
Awesome Amazon reviews that are bound to amuse By Adrian Willings

Isn't Amazon great? From humble beginnings, the e-retailer has gone from strength to strength and now you can pretty much buy anything and have it delivered to your door in a matter of hours (sometimes same day if you really can't wait). With so many... Read more

Ticketmaster shuts its secondary ticketing sites, announces fan-to-fan resales
Ticketmaster shuts its secondary ticketing sites, announces fan-to-fan resales By Dan Grabham

Ticketmaster has announced it is shutting its secondary ticketing resellers right away - even though its Twickets-style fan-to-fan replacement won't be ready until October in the UK. The move has to be seen as a victory for fans who have long been frustrated... Read more

Spotify is letting its free users test skipping any and all ads
Spotify is letting its free users test skipping any and all ads By Maggie Tillman

Spotify is trying a new ad approach: it's letting free users skip ads.It's only testing the new feature, and it's currently limited to Australia, but it told AdAge that it's allowing non-paying users there to skip audio and videos ads as often as they... Read more

How Spotify works with Samsung devices: New partnership and benefits explained
How Spotify works with Samsung devices: New partnership and benefits explained By Rik Henderson

During its Unpacked press event where it unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone, Samsung also announced a new partnership with music streaming service Spotify.Spotify will be fully integrated with the new flagship phone, but there is more to the alliance.Several... Read more

Snapchat's controversial redesign caused it to hemorrhage users
Snapchat's controversial redesign caused it to hemorrhage users By Maggie Tillman

Snapchat has lost a whopping three million users.It had 188 million daily active users during the three-month period that ended in June 2018. That's a 2-percent drop from the 191 million daily active users it has at the end of the first quarter. Keep... Read more

Waze partners with VW to reveal some awesome driving routes around the UK
Waze partners with VW to reveal some awesome driving routes around the UK By Chris Hall

Waze, the community-based navigation service, has partnered with VW to share a range of GTI Superdrives - fantastic routes for those who want to go out and enjoy driving, rather than just that sleepy daily commute.The scheme shares 75 of the country's... Read more

Facebook's Tinder-like dating service leaks out, see it here
Facebook's Tinder-like dating service leaks out, see it here By Maggie Tillman

Remember that Tinder-like service Facebook is developing? Early screenshots of it have just leaked online.A couple of months ago Facebook announced at its F8 developer conference that it was developing a dating app. We now know the company is internally... Read more

Google Maps update brings a nifty feature to location tracking
Google Maps update brings a nifty feature to location tracking By Adrian Willings

You might already be aware of the ability within Google Maps to actively share your location with loved ones, friends and family members.This is not only a great way to keep an eye on your favourite people when they're out and about, but also serves to... Read more

Reddit was hacked: Here's what you need to know and do right now
Reddit was hacked: Here's what you need to know and do right now By Maggie Tillman

Reddit has revealed that it was recently hacked.It emailed users and published a post on 1 August to announce that a hacker broke into its systems and accessed user data, including current email addresses and a 2007 database backup with old usernames... Read more

How to make WhatsApp group voice and video calls
How to make WhatsApp group voice and video calls By Maggie Tillman

You can now use WhatsApp to hold group calls with up to four people.Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced last May at the annual F8 developer conference that it would soon offer group calling with both voice and video support. That feature is now live for... Read more

What is MoviePass, how does it work, and is it too good to be true?
What is MoviePass, how does it work, and is it too good to be true? By Maggie Tillman

MoviePass is a movie ticket subscription service that's both super cool and highly suspect.The service, which is currently only available in the US, allows you to watch a new film at the cinema every day for an entire month -- for less than the price... Read more

How to set Spotify music as your alarm in Google Clock
How to set Spotify music as your alarm in Google Clock By Maggie Tillman

Want to wake up with a music alarm? Now, you can more easily, with Google Clock.Google is updating its Clock app so that you can connect your Spotify account and use your favourite playlists and songs as alarms. This new feature will be available to all... Read more

Waze tips and tricks: Navigating the Waze way
Waze tips and tricks: Navigating the Waze way By Chris Hall

The world is talking about Waze, a quirky driving app that will help you get to your destination on time, avoiding traffic, with really easy sharing so that people know where you are and when you'll arrive.If you've not yet joined the Waze revolution,... Read more

WhatsApp group video calls are go! Group voice calling is coming, too
WhatsApp group video calls are go! Group voice calling is coming, too By Adrian Willings

Following on Apple's announcement of FaceTime video calling, WhatsApp has announced that it is adding group voice and video calling capabilities, too. WhatsApp users will be able to make a group call with four people on either voice or video in just... Read more

How to send a LinkedIn voice message, because that's a thing now
How to send a LinkedIn voice message, because that's a thing now By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is trying to come up with new ways to get you to actually use the service.The latest example of that is voice messaging. In a blog post announcing the feature, LinkedIn asked its users, "Have you ever typed out a long message... Read more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK?
Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? By Max Langridge

Music streaming is by far the most popular way for us to consume music. Where once we had to import and rip CDs to our computers, or download songs (legally we hope), we now access to the music from all over the world through our smartphones.There's fierce... Read more

Amazon Music Unlimited vs Spotify: Which is best?
Amazon Music Unlimited vs Spotify: Which is best? By Max Langridge

The rise of Amazon Music Unlimited has gone hand-in-hand with the explosion in use of Amazon Echo and the Alexa digital assistant. It integrates seamlessly with Echo, while also working as streaming service on your phone.But Spotify is probably the... Read more

Amazon Cast can now instantly send music from Amazon Music app to Echo
Amazon Cast can now instantly send music from Amazon Music app to Echo By Rik Henderson

Amazon has launched Amazon Cast to bring its Amazon Music application up to speed with the likes of Spotify.Amazon Cast effectively enables the Music app on iOS and Android to cast tracks to an Echo device in the home. You can therefore start to play... Read more

What are Facebook Stories? Here's how to use Facebook Stories and get the most from them
What are Facebook Stories? Here's how to use Facebook Stories and get the most from them By Maggie Tillman

Facebook launched Facebook Stories on mobile last year and now they have come to the desktop version of the social networking site. Facebook Stories are Instagram and Snapchat-style quick updates that disappear after 24 hours; they don't stick around... Read more

Android P final beta released, finished version next up
Android P final beta released, finished version next up By Maggie Tillman

Google has launched the final preview version of Android P. That means the official Android P update for consumers is coming soon.Technically, the public release is probably coming sometime next month. Last year, Android Oreo launched on 21 August. The... Read more

Facebook Watch Party: How the group watching feature works
Facebook Watch Party: How the group watching feature works By Maggie Tillman

Facebook has launched a new feature: Watch Party.Watch Party is a way for people to watch videos on Facebook together in real time. Here's what you need to know about it, including how it works. 17 Facebook tips and tricks you probably never heard about... Read more

Best of Instagram: The most liked posts and followed celebrities
Best of Instagram: The most liked posts and followed celebrities By Adrian Willings

Instagram, the ever-popular photo-sharing service has recently reached a new milestone with a community of 800 million users from around the globe sharing photos on a daily basis. Users engage with the site on a daily basis, following, liking, uploading... Read more

This Harry Potter kit lets your kid build a wand and learn coding
This Harry Potter kit lets your kid build a wand and learn coding By Maggie Tillman

Kano has launched a Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit, developed in partnership with Warner Bros.With this coding kit, Harry Potter fans can follow step-by-step instructions in order to build a wand, which includes a gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer... Read more

Instagram Stories tips and tricks: The ultimate guide for storytellers
Instagram Stories tips and tricks: The ultimate guide for storytellers By Maggie Tillman

If you don't get Instagram Stories, you've come to the right place.It's been a couple years since Instagram launched this feature, and it has truly taken off, adding several tools and options over time so that you can get creative with your storytelling.... Read more

How to hide your Instagram online status
How to hide your Instagram online status By Maggie Tillman

Instagram is more like Facebook Messenger now, thanks to a new “Show Activity Status” option that's just rolled out.If you use Facebook Messenger, you know that it shows when you're online and last active. Now, Instagram does the same thing. However,... Read more

The best Amazon UK Prime Day deals 2018: These deals are still on!
The best Amazon UK Prime Day deals 2018: These deals are still on! By Dan Grabham

Amazon Prime Day has been and gone, though there are still a few special offers around on the Amazon UK Prime Day Hub. A deal that is still on is the super Amazon Music Unlimited deal that will get you 4 months for just 99p - normally it's £9.99... Read more

What is Spotify and how does it work?
What is Spotify and how does it work? By Adrian Willings

Spotify is a digital music streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs, podcasts and videos from artists all over the world.Spotify is immediately appealing because you can access content for free by simply signing up using an email address... Read more

Here's how to get four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p
Here's how to get four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p By Dan Grabham

Amazon has revealed a big discount on its Amazon Music Unlimited streaming service - get four months of music for 99p. The offer is to celebrate Amazon Prime Day, which kicks off today. However, we've heard that the Music Unlimited deal will go on until... Read more

Adobe is bringing full Photoshop to the iPad and it's about time
Adobe is bringing full Photoshop to the iPad and it's about time By Maggie Tillman

You'll soon get to use full Photoshop while on the go.Apple has been pitching iOS 11 and the iPad as a PC-like experience, meaning you could do all your work on the iPad and get by fine without an actual computer. But, without core desktop apps, such... Read more

Watch out, Slack: Microsoft Teams now has a freemium tier
Watch out, Slack: Microsoft Teams now has a freemium tier By Maggie Tillman

Considering a move away from Slack? Well, check out Teams.Microsoft has just introduced a free version of Microsoft Teams, making the app a direct competitor to Slack. Microsoft Teams launched in 2016 with no free tiers, and it was limited to an Office... Read more

It's coming home (later): Best England World Cup memes tearing up the internet
It's coming home (later): Best England World Cup memes tearing up the internet By Chris Hall

This year we're not going to do it. We're not going to get carried away. We're not going to ahead of ourselves and start suggesting that England will win the World Cup. We've been through this emotional turmoil too many times. Wait, what? How to watch... Read more

Google's Gboard keyboard now offers Morse code input because why not
Google's Gboard keyboard now offers Morse code input because why not By Maggie Tillman

Google added Morse code as an input method to its Gboard keyboard.The company already offers Morse code in the Android version of Gboard (in beta). Now, it's debuting in the iOS version. While this may sound like a gimmicky tool for people to play with,... Read more

PUBG Mobile beta app for Android lets you test new features first
PUBG Mobile beta app for Android lets you test new features first By Maggie Tillman

The mobile version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds now has a beta version you can try in order to test major updates before everyone else.The popular app, which just received a huge update in June 201, with the 0.6.0 release that introduced a new season... Read more

Snapchat launches Lens Explore so you can find new lenses to try
Snapchat launches Lens Explore so you can find new lenses to try By Maggie Tillman

Snap is finally letting you access all those Lens Studio creations, with a new update to the Snapchat app.Last December, Snap launched a free desktop app, called Lens Studio, that gave everyone the ability to create augmented reality "lenses" for Snapchat.... Read more

What is Jamf Now and how does it help you manage your Apple devices at work?
What is Jamf Now and how does it help you manage your Apple devices at work? By Pocket-lint Promotion

Dealing with your own devices can be tricky; but for a small business, juggling employees’ Mac, iPhone and iPad devices can take time away from your primary job. Jamf Now is an affordable, cloud-based solution that makes mobile device management easy,... Read more

How to burn videos to DVD easily with Wondershare DVD Creator
How to burn videos to DVD easily with Wondershare DVD Creator By Pocket-lint Promotion

Wondershare DVD Creator contains all the tools you need for both creating and ripping DVDs and Blu-rays. In this tutorial we’re going to focus on burning your own video DVD using the program using a combination of home video clips and photos.Download... Read more

What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?
What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon Music Unlimited is getting better and better - while research firm MIDiA says it's the third largest music streaming service after Spotify and Apple Music, with around 16 million subscribers. Here's everything you need to know about Amazon Music... Read more

YouTube Music vs Spotify vs Apple Music vs Amazon Music Unlimited: What's the difference?
YouTube Music vs Spotify vs Apple Music vs Amazon Music Unlimited: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

YouTube has introduced YouTube Music to the UK - but is it the best streaming music service? Or does that crown still belong to Spotify or the newer Apple Music or Amazon Music Unlimited? Let's compare the new YouTube Music service against its most... Read more

Apple is rolling out an all-new Apple Maps with its own data
Apple is rolling out an all-new Apple Maps with its own data By Maggie Tillman

"Don't you just love Apple Maps? It's so much better than Google Maps," says no one, ever.Six years ago, Apple launched its own mapping service, Apple Maps, replacing Google Maps as the default mapping service on its devices. It immediately received... Read more

What is Instagram Stories and how does it work?
What is Instagram Stories and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Facebook-owned Instagram has a copycat Snapchat feature: Stories.With Snapchat Stories, you can broadcast multiple snaps (videos and photos) taken throughout the day, complete with overlays of doodles and stickers and filters and masks. This 'reel of... Read more

Instagram now lets you add popular songs to your Stories
Instagram now lets you add popular songs to your Stories By Max Langridge

Instagram is rolling out a new feature for Stories that will let you add licensed music to any videos or photos you want to share. What is Instagram Stories and how does it work? IGTV: Everything you need to know about Instagram's video app To add music... Read more

DC Comics will launch its streaming service in beta this August
DC Comics will launch its streaming service in beta this August By Maggie Tillman

DC Comics has announced more details about its upcoming digital streaming service, DC Universe.We know that it will be a subscription service for comics, TV shows, and movies, and that a beta version will go live in August 2018. It'll have original TV... Read more

Instagram Lite launches for photo sharers in developing nations
Instagram Lite launches for photo sharers in developing nations By Max Langridge

Instagram has recently announced it has 1 billion active monthly users, but it's not stopping there as it wants more and more people to share photos through its app. To that end, the company has just launched Instagram Lite, a stripped down version of... Read more

Ticketmaster UK: An 'unknown third party' accessed user data
Ticketmaster UK: An 'unknown third party' accessed user data By Maggie Tillman

Another day, another breach.Ticketmaster UK has admitted that it discovered malicious software on a customer service product provided by an external company called Inbenta Technologies. This software, Ticketmaster UK confirmd, caused an "unknown third... Read more